It may be cold comfort, writes Kurt Marko of InformationWeek, but almost everyone has cloud integration problems these days.
InformationWeek released its State of Cloud Computing Survey. On one hand, cloud adoption is thriving. On the other hand, cloud integration is not.
Forty percent of respondents say they use cloud services. Those who use it seem to like it: The report found 79 percent of cloud users use multiple cloud providers. When it comes to integration of cloud services, however, the percentages shrink:
“Manual coding is an obvious nightmare for application developers, but don't underestimate the challenge it creates for IT operations teams trying to manage a hybrid infrastructure and deploy applications across multiple clouds while guaranteeing service levels,” warns Marko.
I’m not sure what’s going on with the integration work. I can only assume it’s a by-product of companies adopting cloud as divisions, rather than an enterprise strategy. Whatever the reason, it’s bound to indicate companies learned very little over the past few decades when it comes to integration.
Are people just not interested in taking on integration? Are there not enough infrastructure-specific solutions? Is the pain point too low? The price point too high?
The InformationWeek State of Cloud Computing Survey is available for free downloading with the usual user information.